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Portrait of Sir Humphry Davy 1778 - 1829 1820c.

Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA, Circle of 

Portrait of Sir Humphry Davy 1778 - 1829, Sir Thomas Lawrence PRA, Circle of
Oil on canvas
19th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
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The Cornish-born chemist Sir Humphry Davy is best known for his invention of a safety lamp for use by coalminers, but by the time he turned his formidable mind to this question he had already been knighted by the Prince Regent for his pioneering work in electrolysis and electrochemistry.
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